Dare you say his name five times? From the chilling imagination of horror master Clive Barker (Hellraiser, Nightbreed), comes Candyman - one of the greatest horror movies of the '90s, now newly restored on Blu-ray from Arrow Video
When grad student Helen Lyne (Virginia Madsen) begins working on a thesis about urban legends, she comes across the terrifying tale of the Candyman - a vengeful, hook-handed spirit who can be summoned by saying his name five times in the mirror. As her research leads her into the bowels of Chicago's deprived housing projects and deeper into the Candyman's world, Helen learns that some legends are best left well alone.
Expertly directed by British filmmaker Bernard Rose (Paperhouse) and boasting an astounding score by composer Philip Glass, Candyman ingeniously reworks Clive Barker's original short story ""The Forbidden"" (originally published as part of his groundbreaking Books of Blood series) into a modern horror parable that remains as timely today as ever.
SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
- Brand new restoration of the US R-rated version from a new 4K scan of the original negative, supervised and approved by writer-director Bernard Rose and director of photography Anthony B. Richmond
- 5.1 DTS-HD MA and Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 Audio
- Brand new audio commentary with writer-director Bernard Rose and actor Tony Todd
- Brand New audio commentary with authors Stephen Jones and Kim Newman
- Be My Victim - a brand new interview with actor Tony Todd
- It Was Always You, Helen - a brand new interview with actor Virginia Madsen
- The Writing on the Wall: The Production Design of Candyman - a brand new interview with production designer Jane Ann Stewart
- Forbidden Flesh: The Makeup FX of Candyman - brand new interviews with special makeup effects artists Bob Keen, Gary J. Tunnicliffe and Mark Coulier
- A Story to Tell: Clive Barker's ""The Forbidden"" - writer Douglas E. Winter on Clive Barker's seminal Books of Blood and Candyman's source story, ""The Forbidden""
- Urban Legend: Unwrapping Candyman - a critical analysis of the film with writers Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes
- Original theatrical trailer
- Image Gallery
- Three rarely seen Bernard Rose short films newly restored in HD: A Bomb With No Name on It (1975), The Wreckers (1976), and Looking at Alice (1977)